SEAT Conference 2014 Welcome Address

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What happens when you lose your voice before opening a conference in front of over 700 sports business executives? Well this is how I handled it at #SEAT2014 in Miami on July 20. Christine Stoffel told the history of SEAT with a little help from me @SeanCallanan.

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SEAT Conference 2014 Welcome Address

  1. 1. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Welcome to SEAT 2014
  2. 2. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Christine Stoffel ! @CBRCIO
  3. 3. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Sean Callanan ! @SeanCallanan AKA @SportsGeek
  4. 4. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Sorry Christine, ! I’ve lost my voice.
  5. 5. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Can we do this Penn & Teller style?
  6. 6. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 At SEAT we know we can solve anything with technology. ! This presentation will be living proof.
  7. 7. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 For those who haven't met me before today please read these slides with Hugh Jackman's accent that's how I sound normally (maybe with some Russell Crowe thrown in)
  8. 8. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Uncanny (vocal) resemblance
  9. 9. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Wow YEAR 8 of SEAT!
  10. 10. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 (waits for applause)
  11. 11. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Take us back to 2007 ! What do you remember?
  12. 12. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2007 Phoenix
  13. 13. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Stand up if you attended SEAT 2007
  14. 14. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 If I had a voice this is where I’d comment on each of you but please know I’m doing that in my heart…
  15. 15. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 So you decided to do it again in 2008…why?
  16. 16. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2008 Miami
  17. 17. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Did you attend SEAT 2008? Stand up
  18. 18. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Have you noticed a trend? The people standing up are exceptionally good looking….
  19. 19. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 It’s so hard to ad-lib on slides….
  20. 20. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 You doubled attendance in first two years on SEAT. ! 41 to 89 ! (yes I know that is more than double…. 117% increase)
  21. 21. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Bigger is better. Did that play a part where 2009 SEAT was?
  22. 22. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2009 Dallas
  23. 23. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 SEAT grew again ! 150 in Dallas ! (that’s an increase 265% from 2007)
  24. 24. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Were you at SEAT 2009 in Dallas? ! You know the drill, stand up
  25. 25. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 It’s OK for those of you who haven’t stood up yet… you will. ! #spoileralert
  26. 26. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 While you’re at it pull out your mobile phones. ! Tell everyone about @SEATConference #SEAT2014
  27. 27. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 No really, we are having a break while you do it.
  28. 28. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 For the lazy… tweet this. Ready for a big few days at @SEATConference in Miami, follow #SEAT2014 for great insights on IT, CRM & Digital. Great job @CBRCIO
  29. 29. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 From the Big D to the Big Apple ! Tell us about SEAT in New York
  30. 30. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2010 New York
  31. 31. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 I’ve heard some epic tales from New York SEAT ! Go on admit it, stand up if you were there.
  32. 32. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Let’s check in on the tweets on #SEAT2014 hashtag
  33. 33. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Wow @seancallanan is rocking the #SEAT2014 welcome address and he hasn’t said one word. 
 He should speak less in his keynotes @tcaflisch
  34. 34. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Thanks Tod You never know what you’ll get with a live Twitter stream
  35. 35. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Let’s get this welcome address back on track
  36. 36. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 East coast to West Coast ! SEAT hits Los Angeles
  37. 37. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2011Los Angeles
  38. 38. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 SEAT 2011 was my 1st SEAT ! We had a hashtag #SEAT2011
  39. 39. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Were you at #SEAT2011? ! Stand up… even if you’re tired by now
  40. 40. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Still keeping score on attendance numbers? 210 in LA 0 55 110 165 220 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Here’s a pretty graph
  41. 41. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 After LA it was time for BIG MOVES
  42. 42. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Can you tell us about the move to 3 tracks and splitting from ALSD?
  43. 43. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 CIO CRM Digital
  44. 44. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Tell us about Boston SEAT standing on it’s own two feet
  45. 45. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2012 Boston
  46. 46. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Were you at #SEAT2012?
  47. 47. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 We have photos, we know who was there #bolting
  48. 48. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Stand up and look around Remember all the new faces? ! Shoutout to CRM & Digital colleagues standing up
  49. 49. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 So Christine, SEAT crashed through the 300 attendee barrier in Boston.
  50. 50. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2013 SEAT headed to Kansas City ! Tell us about #SEAT2013
  51. 51. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2013Kansas City
  52. 52. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 I attended #SEAT2013 on crutches I always try to make my SEAT experience a little more memorable… ! Just like this year…
  53. 53. @SEATconference #SEAT2014
  54. 54. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Who attended #SEAT2013?
  55. 55. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Again we have photos, stand up…
  56. 56. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Which brings us to 2014 in Miami… ! Are you ready Christine?
  57. 57. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 2014 Miami
  58. 58. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Look at the attendance numbers! 0 200 400 600 800 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Give yourselves a round of applause
  59. 59. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Sorry Christine… ! I’ve failed you
  60. 60. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 I had one job!
  61. 61. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 You asked me to co present the #SEAT2014 Welcome Address as you love my Aussie accent.
  62. 62. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Remember I sound like this guy…
  63. 63. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 It’s OK I’ve found a solution.
  64. 64. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 International guest Charming accent Good bloke
  65. 65. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Welcome Tinus Le Roux from Fancam ! Best thing is I can’t mispronounce names on slides…
  66. 66. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 We are taking a #SEAT2014 Fancam
  67. 67. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 EVERYBODY STAND UP ! We did warn you about this earlier.
  68. 68. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Stand up and show how many SEATs you have attended… You hand would look like this if you attended SEAT 5 times or this for 8-time attendees
  69. 69. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Smile, this photo will be on the Internet!
  70. 70. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 OK, we are done. ! Don’t forget #SEAT2014 Prizes will be on offer
  71. 71. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Hang on Christine. ! SEAT is amazing because of two things…
  72. 72. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Attendees & Sponsors
  73. 73. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Thank you to all SEAT steering committee members
  74. 74. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Special Mention Charlie & Amie
  75. 75. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 HUGE THANKS #SEAT2014 SPONSORS
  76. 76. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Thanks to Team #Blackshirts (We realise they are all wearing white here)
  77. 77. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Some birthday shoutouts…
  78. 78. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 Grab your copy
  79. 79. @SEATconference #SEAT2014 You have been listening to @seancallanan and @CBRCIO ! Mainly Christine really… #SEAT2014
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